Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and EnDev intensify cooperation to boost transformation of the clean cooking sector

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20 July 2018

Delegations of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and EnDev agreed on strengthened cooperation to boost transformation of the clean cooking sector

Representatives of the Alliance and EnDev including partners SNV and Hivos after the team meeting at the RVO headquarters in The Hague

GACC-EnDev 20180720 130225.jpg Representatives of the Alliance and EnDev including partners SNV and Hivos after the team meeting at the RVO headquarters in The Hague

During a meeting in The Hague today, delegations of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance), led by their new CEO, Dymphna van der Lans, and EnDev, including its implementing partners SNV and Hivos, have agreed to increase their cooperation.

The parties decided to intensify their collaboration on the following subjects:

1) Joining hands in international advocacy and outreach activities, including international events;

2) Jointly developing of integrated approaches to realize a transition in the clean cooking sector;

3) Increased cooperation in policy development support, including in awareness and behavioral change campaigns;

4) Better alignment of in-country activities in strengthening national cooking alliances. Kenya, one of the focus countries of both the Alliance and EnDev, will be considered a good test case for this increased in-country cooperation. A more detailed plan of action will be worked out in the coming months.

Approximately 3 billion people do not have access to clean and energy efficient cooking technologies. Biomass - like wood, dung and agricultural residues - is the most commonly used source of energy in poor rural areas worldwide. These materials are often burned on inefficient traditional stoves and open fires. Since 2005 the EnDev program has provided 14.4 million people with improved cooking solutions.